clunky

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clunky

1. Physically heavy and unwieldy. Do these clunky bracelets looks stupid with such a sleek dress?
2. Awkward and ineffectual. This paragraph is kind of clunky—I would take it out.

clunky

mod. ponderous and inefficient. I got rid of all the clunky stuff. Now it’s lean and mean.
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This is not the fault of eight-piece band Breathe, which gives a powerful account of the album, even if it can't prevent some of it sounding like the clunkiest prog-rock.
They ask the clunkiest of questions and, when not doing that, exhibit a lack of savvy that surely has the meticulous Jonathan Pearce choking on his steak and kidney pud.
With Levi's Flynn saddled with the clunkiest dialogue, it's up to Murphy to steal the show in a full-throated diva role one can easily imagine Bernadette Peters knocking out of the park in some future stage version.
The Beatles' imagined studio banter brings some of the clunkiest writing.
Diego's response to her explanation--"I have never been so moved"--wins the prize for the clunkiest line of the year, although it faces stiff competition throughout from the dialogue of Stephen Clark's overstated and underwritten book scenes.
Though the executive battle between Reigart and Piquet is meant to carry heavy political meaning, it's dramatized, despite Hackman's determined efforts, in the clunkiest manner possible, and it tends to only interrupt the suspense and pace of Burnett's race across Bosnia.
Shot on location in Russia, the Ukraine and Mexico, and co-produced by Canadian and German interests, Canadian-born docu veteran Bartlett's first dramatic feature comes off as the clunkiest sort of BBC history lesson -- what with everyone speaking the Queen's English in immaculately clipped upper-class accents, you might wonder when Maggie Smith is going to call everyone in for tea.
While the script by Michael Berry, John Blumenthal and Steve Carpenter relies heavily on irony -- protag's skills as a jewel thief prove to be a bonus when he poses as a cop -- it's of the clunkiest, most obvious kind, resulting in a depressingly low laugh count